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DBSTalk Contest Poll: We want to know if going to the cinema has changed.

Discussion in 'The OT' started by David Bott, Jun 1, 2013.

Do you watch movies in the cinema before you watch that same movie at home? How often?

  1. I never go to the movie theater.

    30.0%
  2. 1% to 20% of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater.

    51.7%
  3. 21%-40% of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater.

    9.2%
  4. 41%-60% of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater.

    4.0%
  5. 61%-80% of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater.

    3.0%
  6. Nearly all of the movies I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater.

    1.9%
  7. Every movie I watch at home, I've seen in the movie theater.

    0.1%
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  1. Jun 1, 2013 #101 of 176
    minorthr

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    Rarely go. Cost to much and enjoy it more at home.
     
  2. Jun 1, 2013 #102 of 176
    houskamp

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    only used to see maybe 1 or 2 a year (ones that I felt were worth going to see).. but now being separated from wife I haven't been in a couple years..

    still have a set of classes for movies:
    go see at:
    theater
    get dvd
    netflix
    wait till on tv
     
  3. Jun 2, 2013 #103 of 176
    phrelin

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    The last time we went to a movie we went with our oldest granddaughter (age 17) who at the time was not seven years old.

    I subscribe to premium channels to see series shows, so the movies are free even if they were last year's releases. They look and sound fine on our "home theater" system.

    I watch movies to see quality writing, acting, and directing. The IMAX experience just doesn't hold a big enough attraction to get me to drive 230 miles round trip to spend $25 and be exposed to the latest SARS virus. And the little screen at our local theater isn't that impressive, if I remember correctly. :sure:
     
  4. Jun 2, 2013 #104 of 176
    Drucifer

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    You don't have my choice. If I see it in the movie house, I'm not going to waste my time to watch it again at home.
     
  5. Jun 2, 2013 #105 of 176
    jlafount

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    I like movies but don't like socializing. Home theater for me
     
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  6. Jun 2, 2013 #106 of 176
    peds48

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    Last movie I watched was Transformers 2, only because it was on IMAX. I shared the same reasons for not going as some here, cell phones, crying babies and the price of admission and food. But my biggest one for not going is the ability to be able to pause the movie jus in case I want to get another drink, or "drop the kids at the pool".... !rolling
     
  7. Jun 2, 2013 #107 of 176
    Herdfan

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    I answered the poll question the best I could simply because my behavior has changed due to other life circumstances, mainly our daughter. She came along right as HD was coming out. Before her, my wife and I went to the movies usually once a week. And during the middle of the week to avoid the crowds. The she came and we soon had a Tivo, then 2 Tivo's. Got my first HD set when she was 3 so we would watch more movies at home because we had to be there. Since we were home more, more $ was invested in having a nice viewing setup. Now this coming winter, her former playroom is going to upgraded to a real home theater with risers and everything. She is now a teenager so this will benefit her as well.

    So yes behavior has changed, but for other reasons.
     
  8. Jun 2, 2013 #108 of 176
    Laxguy

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    I enjoy the movie houses in civilized towns. We go a couple times a month.
     
  9. Jun 2, 2013 #109 of 176
    oldschoolecw

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    The last movie I saw in a theater was Con Air and I was the only one in the theater. As I was sitting there by myself I realized what a waste of money it is, tickets, drinks, and snacks. So I said never again
     
  10. Jun 2, 2013 #110 of 176
    Phil17108

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    I have not been inside a movie theater in years other the seeing a sort of documenter call Chasing Lance about the 04 or 5 Tour de France.
     
  11. Jun 2, 2013 #111 of 176
    tsmacro

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    Probably go to the movies oh maybe 4 or 5 times a year and probably half those times it'll be to catch one in IMAX and/or 3-D for an experience I can't really get at home. Just went to Star Trek last week. Probably go to the Hangover III here sometime in the next couple of weeks, before that I don't think we were at a theater since back near the beginning of the year to see the Hobbit.
     
  12. Jun 2, 2013 #112 of 176
    Cholly

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    I've become more selective when it comes to going to the theater. I go to a Regal theater on Tuesdays, and being a Crown Club member, get a small popcorn (just about enough) for two bucks or a medium (quite generous) for a dollar more. I forgo the drink (as others have said, too expensive). My choices -- mainly action/adventure, comedy or 3D.
    We also have a Cinemark second run theater that is quite inexpensive.
    I normally go to the theater sometime between noon and2 p.m., thus avoiding the school kids. :glasses:
     
  13. Jun 2, 2013 #113 of 176
    Captain Spaulding

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    I can't imagine any reason why I would watch a movie in a theater. I honestly don't remember the last time I did. As others have mentioned, the annoying audience members and costs are among the main reasons.
     
  14. Jun 2, 2013 #114 of 176
    Rich

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    Don't forget the sticky floors... :rolling:

    Rich
     
  15. Jun 2, 2013 #115 of 176
    akw4572

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    I usually only go to the movie nowadays to take my kids to see one. I rarely go to see anothing else.
     
  16. Jun 2, 2013 #116 of 176
    alnielsen

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    I go to the theater about twice a month. I can see an opening weekend movie for $3.00 (first matinee). On TV I watch lots of old movies. Either from satellite or OTA stations.
     
  17. Jun 2, 2013 #117 of 176
    pilotboy72

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    For me, it's not that I don't want to go to the movie theater as much as I used to. I still enjoy going. However, now that I have a good home theater I don't mind missing movies at the theater as much because I don't feel as if I'm missing much of the theater experience (although I do miss the popcorn...).
     
  18. Jun 2, 2013 #118 of 176
    txtommy

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    I haven't been to a movie theater in over 20 years. Used to go frequently until I decided it was too costly to buy a ticket, popcorn and soda and then 15 minutes into the movie be ready to walkout. I can watch the good ones on tv as many times as I like by just being patient and waiting a few months. Better seating at home, no distractions from cell phones in the audience, beer is better than soda and popcorn is fresher plus I can hit pause anytime I want.
     
  19. Jun 2, 2013 #119 of 176
    dennispap

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    Rarely go to the cinema. Everything is overpriced there and it is just as enjoyable at my house.,thanks to hd, bluray, etc.
     
  20. Jun 2, 2013 #120 of 176
    fireponcoal

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    I go occasionally and to be honest other then IMAX films being far too loud I still enjoy the experience. If I didn't work so much I would probably attend one local theatre more then then I do(The Ritz/ Philly). I also must add that through my job I occasionally get to see films on their dime. Most of the time it's a film that I wouldn't generally see but it's truly not always the case. I recently saw Star Trek sequel a second time this way. It was the 3D/IMAX version as well. The first time that I saw it I went on my own dime.. :)
     
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